Today's News

  • Blackberries R Us


  • Little League All-Stars Are Named

    Both the boys and girls Little League All-Star teams were named after the regular season ended.
    Johnny Nelson will coach the 2012 Minor League All-Stars. The players selected to this team include: Gabe Nelson, Brice Pirkle and Grant Brown of the Athletics, Marc Shewmaker and Evan Hillman of the Pirates, Bailen Cull, Aiden Wayland and Will Knight of the Braves, Elijah Livers and Owen Cox of the Reds, Reese Ward and Keegan Milby of the Yankees, Moises Davenport of the Red Sox, and Will Hunt of the Angels. This team will play in tournaments throughout the summer.

  • Dirt Bowl 2012 draws 12 teams

    The third annual Dirt Bowl basketball tournament was held at Cleaver Court Saturday and Sunday. Twelve teams from Marion, Nelson and Washington counties, Campbellsville and Lexington participated in the tournament.
    The tournament was double elimination, and began at 12 p.m. Saturday and wrapped up at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

  • The Game Plan, June 27

    June 25-28
    Little League
    Girls Little League District Tournament at Cecilia

    July 2-8
    Little League
    Boys Little League District Tournament at Russell County

  • Tennis players receive honors

    The Marion County High School Knights tennis team held its annual awards banquet on Tuesday, June 12. Several players earned awards for their performance during this past season.
    Noah Swencki received the Playmaker Award, while Jacob Burdette earned the Browning Award. Jonah Gillespie took home the Pop-Star Award, and Alex Spalding received the Lester Award.
    Michael Spalding was given the Most Tolerant Award, while Jesus Berlanga earned the Most Reliable Award.

  • Warrior Dash was a mostly positive event

    About all anyone is talking about is Saturday's Warrior Dash. Seems "most" comments are on the positive side... with transportation being the biggest gripe!
    And yes, lines and waiting times for a ride were long. But, a major accident closed the shuttle route for well over an hour and the delay messed up what was a relatively smooth operation. Due to the backup/wait, several "warriors" decided to walk from the event venue back to their vehicles at the fairgrounds.

  • The Voice of the Baseball Knights: Ham Mattingly

    Since the baseball team started using a public address system in 2000, Ham Mattingly has been the only announcer the team and fans have heard. Mattingly became affiliated with the baseball team when current Head Coach Chad Spalding assumed his coaching duties in 1997. Mattingly's son, Joseph, along with a couple of his friends, Kerry Gorley and Alan Tungate, joined the team as seventh graders that year and that is what got Mattingly starting to attend home games. "I started going to home games that year, even though my son never entered a game that year," he said.

  • Wannabe Warrior

    Saturday, Marion County hosted the first-ever Warrior Dash in the state of Kentucky. Most people locally had no idea what to expect when nearly 6,000 people descended upon a small town like Lebanon. There were a few snags in the events of the day, but when that many people come together in one spot, those things can be expected.

  • 9-12 softball season champs

    The Diamondbacks are the 9-12-year-old Little League girls softball season champions. They are, front row from left, Haley Mattingly, Kelly Miles, Savannah Benningfield, Dailyn Spalding; second row from left Alaysia White, Savannah Johnson, Elisa Carpenter, McKenzie Bagwell and Alyssa Sherrill; third row from left Head Coach Mike Benningfield, Assistant Coach Robert Spalding and Assistant Coach Bobby Johnson. The Diamondbacks finished the regular season with a record of 9-3. They were sponsored by 20/20 Eye Care of Lebanon.

  • 11-12 baseball season champs

    The Citizens National Bank Marlins were the 11-12 Little League boys regular season champs. Pictured, front row from left, are Chase Miles, Cade Thompson, Nick Yaden, Bailey Gardner, Dawson McCarty, and Donovan Brockman; back row from left: Assistant Coach Chad Hood, Head Coach Daniel Wiser, Travis Wiser, Jaren Epps, Trevor Mudd, Jarrod Thomas, Colby Hood, Chris Barlow and Assistant Coaches Kevin Gardner and Scott McCarty.